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to use election year to make money! first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. october 5th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: you know the drill - it's the first friday of the month, making it a jobs friday. economists and traders expect up to 120,000 jobs were added in september and the unemployment rate will remain around 8.1%. ahead of the news, stocks and commodities rallied after jobless claims and factory orders came in better than predicted. a zynga sell off! the struggling social media game company cut its full-year outlook. shares dropped below $3. reports say at&t will sell nokia's new lumia smartphone. the national hockey league has cancelled all regular season games through october 24 as players and the league fail to reach a contract agreements. and schwab & amertride are reportedly closing some offices in the e.u. john brady of rj o'brien joins us now. john, jobs are on tap this morning. > > expectations are for non- farm payrolls in the month of september to reach plus 100,000, whi
of the election, then i would say yes. but with the election ahead, i believe these markets will keep going up. we dropped a little bit last week, but i think we'll find some support. buyers will come in, and i think october will pretty much be an up month. but if you took the election out of there, i would tend to agree with you. > > will china be in focus today for traders? > > i think people will lose at that certainly. we've been talking a lot about the growth slowing down, if that's what's going on there, because that's an issue, that's going to be in issue here. so certainly this week, and especially today, traders are going to watch that. > > as we face the week ahead, there's a jobs number at the end of the week. what will you be buying or selling ahead of that? > > i really am a big fan of the stock indexes, and i think the stocks indexes can hold support, which will be around the 1430 area, especially in the s&p futures contract. if they hold that area, i think you can buy equities, and i think you can buy stock indexes this week. if they get below that area, then i think you want to lig
the election than any of the debates that are upcoming. > > google is going gaga. what do you think about this stock? > > you know, it's interesting. any time we see one of these big national headlines - "google eclipses microsoft in market cap" - you immediately see some selling pressure. i think we're going to see something similar. don't be surprised if we see a little bit of selling and profit-taking ahead of earnings. i'd wait 'til earnings, see what happens, and then look to jump in. long-term, google is a great stock. > > what about people who own microsoft? > > you know what, microsoft, this new product that they have coming out is supposedly pretty good, windows 8. it's not like microsoft has been a bad stock. it has a great dividend yield as well. i have no problem with microsoft. > > good to have you on the show this morning. that's mark sebastian of option pit mentoring. > > thank you. let the games begin. president obama and mitt romney head to the podium in denver tonight for round one of the debates. expect plenty of heated conversation on the economy. out of six 15-minute
.s. investment. still ahead, with the election just months away, hear how traders pick a winner. traders unplugged is right after this. ñçbÑ traders unplugged gets into politics and money today. pro traders larry shover and alan knuckman are ready to duke it out just like the candidates, and fair to say, traders will use just about anything for a trading opportunity, so round one: an election trading opportunity. intrade.com gives president obama a 75% chance of winning. are you a buyer or seller of that stat? > > i just want to talk about how legitimate these prediction markets are. it's offshore, so people don't actually put money on who they think is going to win. it's gone from 70% to 75%, so i think obama's getting a little bit over-bought. not that i think romney is going to win, but i think there's some opportunity here. > > i have to disagree with you, and i really do, because i think the price is efficient, i think obama being 75% is the ultimate sign of crowdsourcing together. you can't say one's overvalued, one's undervalued. > > if you look at the chart, the chart would ha
to hold union elections. the airline had tried to block the elections among 10,000 of its employees. that's on top of going through bankruptcy proceedings and a new problem explored in our cover story, rows of seats coming loose during three flights within the past week. federal officials are looking into why rows of seats came loose during three separate american airlines flights. no one was injured, but two of the jets had to make emergency landings. some say faulty locking pins are to blame. "they know it wasn't sabotage. it's a pin that's used by american maintenance crews and outsource contractors." but others suspect more. "i think it's labor-related. i think you've got pissed-off union employees upset at increased outsourcing." american airlines said clamps designed to hold the seats were installed improperly on at least six boeing 757s, either at the airlines' maintenance facility in tulsa, oklahoma, or by outside contractor timco aviation services in greensboro, north carolina. "the loose seats appear simply to be a defect of outsourcing, someone not doing their job, but there's
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